Draw-Tite Activator Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 2 Axles - Time Delayed
Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter for Electric Brake Controllers - Dodge

Part Numbers: 5100,3021-P

Our Price: $94.39
You Save: 18%
Orders above $99 qualify for Free Shipping

In Stock
5100 - Automatic Leveling Draw-Tite Time Delayed Controller
zoom in icon
zoom out icon
Comment field cannot be left empty.
Name field cannot be left empty.

Thank you! Your comment has been submitted successfully. You should be able to view your question/comment here within a few days.

Error submitting comment. Please try again momentarily.

Product Images

In Use/Installed

Customer Photos

Draw-Tite Activator Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 2 Axles - Time Delayed
part number: 5100

Electronic controller activates electric trailer brakes with a preset intensity when you apply the brakes in your vehicle. Power output and braking aggressiveness are easily adjustable to suit your preference.


  • Brake controller activates trailer brakes with preset intensity
    • Signal is sent to trailer brakes when tow vehicle's brakes are activated
  • Adjustable output control lets you determine the amount of braking force
    • Set to maximum when you travel through hilly terrain with a fully loaded trailer
    • Back off the power output when you tow a lightweight trailer
  • Sync setting lets you adjust the aggressiveness with which the brakes are activated
    • Get full power output faster by moving switch forward to increase activation speed
    • Achieve smoother braking by moving switch in opposite direction to supply power gradually
  • LED indicator on front of unit shows when trailer's brakes are applied
    • Light glows brighter as power output increases
  • Built-in, slide-bar manual override
  • Quick and easy installation
    • No need to mount level like proportional brake controllers
    • Mounting bracket, wiring harness and hardware included
    • Plug-in, vehicle-specific brake-control adapter can be used for certain applications to reduce installation time
    • Pulse preventer (5501) recommended for installation


  • Application: trailers with up to 2 axles (4 brake assemblies)
    • Designed for use with electric brakes only
  • Dimensions: 3" wide x 5-3/8" long x 1" tall
  • Limited 3-year warranty

Time-Delayed Braking

The Activator applies your trailer's brakes when the brake pedal in your tow vehicle is engaged. Every time you apply the brakes in your vehicle, a signal is sent - via the brake switch - to the Activator. The controller then sends power out to your trailer brakes to activate them with an intensity set by you, at a rate determined by you. Both the amount of braking power (output) and rate of application (sync) can be adjusted to suit your preference, the road conditions, type of trailer and size of the load. To determine which levels are best for your application, you must test out your towing setup and choose what feels best.

A time-delay controller is so named because there is a delay between the time that you initially apply the brakes in your tow vehicle and the time that the controller reaches maximum power output. Unlike a proportional brake controller, which activates your trailer's brakes based on the deceleration of your tow vehicle, the Activator sends power out in the same way, with the same gradual delay, no matter the braking situation. Although this delay always exists, it can be adjusted by changing the sync setting.

Sync Settings

To adjust the aggressiveness of your trailer's braking action, use the slide control on the side of the Activator to change the sync setting. If you want to reach maximum power output faster, move the switch forward. To get smoother braking action, move the switch backward, thus supplying power to the trailer brakes more gradually. You can alter the sync setting to suit your driving preferences or to improve handling based on changing road conditions or varied trailer loads.

Quick, Simple Installation

Because inertia plays no role in the functioning of this controller, you do not have to mount the unit at any particular angle. As a result, mounting options are limitless, so long as you can still easily access the controller.

Installation of the Activator requires that you either purchase a custom wiring adapter designed to plug into the controller or that you hardwire the controller directly into your vehicle. To hardwire the Activator, you must remove the plug at the end of the integrated wiring harness.

Installation Accessories

For easier installation, a vehicle-specific wiring adapter is available for most newer trucks and SUVs. One end of the custom adapter plugs into your vehicle, and the other end plugs into the controller - no hardwiring required.

Note: If a custom brake-control wiring adapter is not available for your vehicle, a 20-amp circuit breaker (9506P - sold separately) will be required.

See also etrailer.com's exclusive 7- and 4-way brake-control installation kit (ETBC7 - sold separately) if you don't already have a 7-way plug at the back of your vehicle.

Same as Reese Brakeman Compact - 83501

5100 Draw-Tite Act I Time-Delay Trailer Brake Control

California residents: click here

Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter for Electric Brake Controllers - Dodge
part number: 3021-P

Install your electric brake controller quickly and easily with this custom wiring adapter. Simply plug one end of the adapter into your brake controller and then plug the other end into the built-in harness beneath your vehicle's dash.


  • Wiring adapter eases installation of your electric brake controller
  • Custom connector end plugs into the built-in port beneath the dash of your vehicle
  • Other end plugs into the back of your electric brake controller
    • Compatible time-delayed brake controllers: Draw-Tite Activator I (5100), Draw-Tite Activator II (5500), Draw-Tite Activator III (5520) and Tekonsha PowerTrac (39523)
    • Compatible proportional brake controllers: Tekonsha Prodigy (90185), Tekonsha P2 (90885), Tekonsha P3 (90195), Tekonsha Primus IQ (TK90160) and Tekonsha Voyager (39510)
  • Limited 1-year warranty

Installation of Tekonsha Brake Controller Adapter

This adapter plugs into the 4-pin connector on your vehicle's built-in brake control wiring harness. The harness is located underneath the dash, to the left of the steering column, taped to another harness near the emergency brake pedal.

To install your electric brake controller you need to connect the wiring of the controller to your vehicle. Certain manufacturers offer pre-wired options, typically known as tow packages, wherein these wires are run for you from the dash to the trailer connector on the back of your vehicle. Often, a brake controller wiring harness is included with your tow package. This harness plugs into a port beneath your dash and connects to the four wires of the brake controller. If, however, you have a brake controller with a plug in place of the four loose wires, you can use the Tekonsha adapter.

This adapter requires no hardwiring. It is designed to plug directly into your electric brake controller for the simplest installation possible. Because there are no wires to connect, installation is not permanent. You can unplug and remove your brake controller at any time and securely stow it away.

3021-P Tekonsha Brake Control Wiring Adapter with 2 Plugs

California residents: click here

Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Activator Trailer Brake Controller - 1 to 2 Axles - Time Delayed - 5100

Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter for Electric Brake Controllers - Dodge - 3021-P

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (399 Customer Reviews)

Electronic controller activates electric trailer brakes with a preset intensity when you apply the brakes in your vehicle. Power output and braking aggressiveness are easily adjustable to suit your preference. Install your electric brake controller quickly and easily with this custom wiring adapter. Simply plug one end of the adapter into your brake controller and then plug the other end into the built-in harness beneath your vehicle's dash.

- 3021-P
by: Roy06/05/2018
2012 Ram 1500

fit perfect to connect my brake 517974

- 5100
by: Joseph rice Vermont08/28/2019

Brake controller (5100) seems to be operating as wanted, no complaints, glad I got it. Installation was pretty simple, first time always takes longer because some of us like to double check the connections, and there is always a little hesitation about placement. But any real problems are solved by a simple contact with someone at etrailer anxious to help and put your mind at ease. I have not had any problems with the several etrailer purchases I have made. My Vehicle is a 2014 KIA Sedona and I pull a Casita with it. I bought the receiver hitch, brake controller, air suspension enhancement, and maybe 1 or 2 other things. All good. Great people to deal with. 696717

- 5100
by: Jeremy10/06/2018

Controller works great seems better built than more expensive controllers I have used in past. Etrailer was great fast delivery 572248

- 5100
by: Pat07/30/2019

a couple no drill hitches, no ordering problem and as it says no drill! Brake controller was plug and play! shipping was as they stated time wise . I will definitely order again ! 679805

- 5100
by: Jeffrey02/03/2018

Although I replaced my Activator II with an Activator; both units ended up being fine.... After replacing the Activator II, after further troubleshooting, I found that I had two independent problems. 1. The brake power wire (blue) was corroded in the truck outlet 7 way receptacle; which I replaced. 2. The actuator brake activation wire (red) was no longer getting power out of the trailer wiring plug unit located under the dash. This was resolved but cutting that wire near the harness plug, and splicing it with the cold side of the brake pedal unit’s brake light wire (white). Your wiring diagrams on the subject proved very helpful in the solution..... 472647

- 5100
by: Garth01/18/2018

Not only did my packages arrive in a timely manner, but George kept me posted ont their progress every mile of the way. When I got the brake controller, it was everything the said it would be, and along with my final email from etrailer was a link to instructions for installing it and another link to questions and answers about the product and the installation process. How could anyone possibly ask for more. Thank you George, and thank you etrailer. 468070

Its been a year since I received and installed this braking system. Ive used it may times and it works perfectly. Easy to install and easy to use and affordable you cant beat it. I highly recommend, even though I know you can bet much fancier and more expensive items, you probably dont need fancier and more expensive when this fairly inexpensive item does the trick.
garth i - 01/19/2019


- 5100
by: Eddie06/06/2019

I received the brake controller and wiring harness. took about 10 minutes to install. It works great. would highly recommend these products to any one that is in need of a good, easy to install controller for their trailer that works just fine. 656084

- 5100
by: Kyle I.03/26/2017

I have to say..... installation was super easy!!! Installed this in an 06 Chevy Suburban, to pull our camper. 358923

No complaints!
Kyle I - 03/27/2018


- 5100
by: Karri10/19/2018

Installed super easy using the provided video for instructions. Great product, have one in both of our towing vehicles for our 19.5' camper. 575737

- 3021-P
by: Kerry09/12/2017

Well, I have not installed the product as of today, so this review is more on etrailer's service, or the lack thereof. This product took 2 weeks to be delivered, and that was with it being in stock! I notified etrailer of this issue after checking a couple of times on when it would be delivered, and the original shipping listed it as 3-4 days, and basically the checks in the mail sort of thing. Now this wasn't the "free" shipping, I actually had to pay for this type of "service". I didn't want to even have to write a review, and that is what I responded to them in an email... but their response to me stating that I thought it was poor service, was... we "value our customers opinion". No apology, no here is 10% of your next order.... nothing! so I told them in that case I would change my mind and go ahead and write the review. So, for the couple of bucks I saved going thru them this time I will just use Amazon and my Prime membership where they at least truly "value" their customers opinions, and reports of poor service. Also, if you are in any kind of a hurry for your product you order, forget it! Might as well just grab it off the shelf at the local store, or better yet, find an online retailer who values their customers time and money and guarantees to get it there on time, and makes up for it if it isn't, regardless of who's fault it is. Just my 2 cents... 431434

- 3021-P
by: Kevin B03/04/2011
2011 Dodge Ram Pickup

Order this adapter cable early afternoon on a Tuesday and it shipped same day. I paid for standard shipping and they upgraded the shipping at no cost. I received the cable on Thursday. The cable is well made. I installed it Thursday after work and I am very happy with the quality. It is listed for 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 but I have a 2011. It is the same connector though. Once connected everything looks correct from and operations perspective. It recognized that the trailer was not connected so first test complete. I have not tested it with the trailer yet because my truck is not broken in enough with only 150 miles. Will be testing it out hopefully in a few weeks. 8424

- 5100
by: Edward01/03/2011

Brake controller installation It took longer that it should have to connect the controller, but I was being very careful, I would check and then double check to make sure everything was alright. I wanted to do a nice clean job so I took my time. The hardest part was making sure I had the right wire connected for the brake signal to the controller, but even that was not difficult to do. I took some pictures of when I started a task and the end result. I will probably move the controller from the ash tray area at a later date, but for now it is fine where it's at since I don't smoke and I don't let anyone else smoke in my truck. 4920

- 3021-P
by: Lee E.07/08/2017
2015 Dodge Ram Pickup

I bought this controller with the adapter harness to fit my 2012 Ram. I installed it in the location the factory controller would go into in about 15 minutes. Plugged right in and worked great. I couldn't be happier with it. 403288

- 5100
by: Jerry06/28/2020

Once the wiring harness was installed plugged the unit in and was done. Super easy... 824392

- 3021-P
by: Edward06/28/2020

I ordered a new trailer brake controller from etrailer and it came in less than 24 hours! Exactly what I needed, these guys never fail to get the right products sent off in a highly expedient manner. Great job! 824388

- 5100
by: Tom06/28/2020

Exactly what I needed, exactly what I ordered, exactly what I received and 3 days sooner than what I wss told. Etrailer is the best. Thank you Etrailer, you have never let me down. 824189

- 5100
by: Vern S.06/28/2020

I was very nervous about installing a break controller but the instructions were very easy to follow. [Installation videos] helped but nothing showing was my truck. 827700

- 3021-P
by: G M06/25/2020

The brake controller has worked great the whole time. No problem to install. Thanks 821843

- 5100
by: Alex06/24/2020

Product works well. 825283

- 5100
by: Robert H06/22/2020

Excellent, plug and play. 819354

- 5100
by: Tim06/21/2020

I haven’t used it yet but I’m sure it works fine 818802

- 5100
by: Joe F06/19/2020

Easy to install and still performing pe rfectly. 818258

- 5100
by: Dale A06/19/2020

Good product. Works as it should. Best part is etrailers prompt delivery when orders are placed. 818054

- 5100
by: David06/18/2020

Easy installation and mounting as seen in the instructional videos. 817449

- 3021-P
by: Paul06/06/2020

Everything worked exactly as it was supposed to. Great Products and Awesome service!!!! 808812

Show More Reviews

Ask the Experts about this Trailer Brake Controller

  • Brake Controller Plug Location on 2018 Nissan Titan
  • To install the Draw-Tite Activator Brake Controller # 5100 that you referenced on your 2018 Nissan Titan you will need the Plug-In Wiring Adapter # 3050-P. One end of the adapter plugs into the brake controller itself and the other end will connect right to the factory port that's located behind the dash, on the left hand side by the emergency brake pedal. There is a dash panel there that needs to be removed to gain access to the plug, which should be white in color and labeled "Electric
    view full answer...

  • Factory Brake Controller Port Location on 2017 Nissan Titan
  • To install the Draw-Tite Activator Trailer Brake Controller # 5100 that you referenced to your 2017 Nissan Titan, all you will need is the Plug-In Wiring Adapter # 3050-P if the truck is equipped with the factory 7-Way. One end of the harness will plug into the brake controller itself, while the other end will connect directly to the factory port on your Nissan Titan. The factory brake controller port should be located behind the dash, on the left hand side by the emergency brake pedal.
    view full answer...

  • Troubleshooting Surface Rust on Trailer Brake Rotors
  • Theoretically if you just have some surface rust on your rotors it would be knocked off after a drive that included a couple solid braking events. If you still notice rust on the rotors after towing the trailer then this could indeed be an indication that there's an issue with the brakes or simply that the rust you found is a bit deeper than surface level. If the rotors are badly rusted then your best option is just to replace them completely. I have attached a link that will take you
    view full answer...

  • How to Install Brake Controller in 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
  • We can help you with installation of your Draw-Tite Activator Trailer Brake Controller # 5100 in your 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport. Since your car currently has no trailer wiring you'll need a couple of items to complete the install. You will need a basic 4-pole wiring harness # 118571 along with Draw-Tite wiring pigtail # 20127. The only other part you need is our install kit # ETBC7 which includes all other components. You will not need anything beyond these three items. The 4-pole
    view full answer...

  • Solution for Preventing Brake Controller From Pulsing with Hazard Lights
  • What you need to prevent your hazard lights from activating your trailer brakes is a pulse preventer part # 5501. This installs like the diagram I attached shows and allows your brake controller to know the difference from when the hazards are on and when the brake pedal is pressed.
    view full answer...

  • Recommended Brake Controller Wiring Harness and Installation Location on 2018 Nissan Titan XD
  • If your 2018 Nissan Titan XD has the factory 7-way trailer connector then there is a custom wiring harness for your brake controller. If you will be using a Draw-Tite, Tekonsha, or Reese brake controller you will use # 3050-P. For Curt use # C51382 and for Hopkins use # HM47635, and for Hayes use # HA81786-HBC. The factory harness you connect to will be located underneath and to the left of the steering column taped to another harness near the emergency brake pedal. It will be a 6 pin
    view full answer...

  • Brake Controller Installation-2003 Ford Expedition
  • I don't have a vehicle specific wiring diagram for you, but I'd be happy to walk you through the process. The actual installation will depend on whether or not your Expedition is equipped with a trailer connector and if so, whether it's factory or aftermarket. There are a few different possible scenarios. 1) Your vehicle has the factory 7-way trailer connector on the back bumper. If this is the case, you'll have a plug and play installation. You'll need the # 3035-P brake controller
    view full answer...

  • Installing Prodigy P3 Brake Controller in 2016 Silverado 2500HD with OEM Controller
  • You can install a Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller # 90195 in your 2016 Silverado 2500 with OEM controller but you will not use wiring adapter part # 3016. The necessary wiring for an aftermarket controller is present under the dash. Four or five blunt-cut wires are under the left side of the instrument panel. These wires are located above your left shin as you are seated in the driver's seat. The wires can be identified by a white label and the color of the wires. The wire colors
    view full answer...

  • Troubleshooting Tekonsha Commander XP Brake Controller that is Progressively Working Worse
  • Testing the brake controller is fairly easy. Sever the blue brake output wire near the brake controller leaving enough room to reconnect it and then apply the manual slide. Using a circuit tester like the Tester, part # PTW2993, you should get output to the controller side of the wire you severed. If the manual slide activates the trailer brake output wire properly, try the brake pedal. If the brake pedal activates the brake output properly also then the problem is farther back either in
    view full answer...

  • Replacement for Malfunctioning Draw-Tite Activator II Trailer Brake Controller
  • Based on your description of the problem with your Draw-Tite brake controller I suspect an internal fault within the controller itself. There is a chance that the red input signal wire could be loose, and this would cause the unit to stop generating output, but it would not explain the varying power level displayed. That specific issue makes me think that the internal circuitry has finally given up the ghost and the controller needs to be replaced. If your towed trailer has one or
    view full answer...

  • Manual Override On Brake Controller Broke Now Brake Lights Stay On
  • If the manual override on your brake controller has snapped off and the brake lights are now constant then you will need to unplug the brake controller or cut the red wire. The brake controller would then need to be replaced which the Draw-Tite Activator part # 5100 would be a good option for or you could upgrade to the Draw-Tite I-Command part # 5535 which has a proportional design therefore will be much smoother. The Draw-Tite I-Command also has a lifetime warranty so you would be covered
    view full answer...

  • Parts Needed To Use Brake Controller With 2002 Cadillac Escalade To Tow Trailer
  • I am happy to help you setup your vehicle to tow a trailer with brakes however the Draw-Tite Activator Trailer Brake Controller # 5100 is only the brake controller to power the brakes on your trailer. The 2002 Cadillac Escalade will still need a 7-way plug on the vehicle to connect to the trailer. If the Cadillac has a factory package, you can use Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness for Factory Tow Package part # C55774 to plug right into the factory towing harness. If the Cadillac
    view full answer...

  • Troubleshooting Brake Controller Installed on 2010 Nissan Titan
  • If you are using the Nissan factory harness, the harness will not wire to the brake controller color for color. Check the way you have the controller wired to the factory harness, it should be wired like this: Red Nissan Harness Wire to Black Brake Controller Wire Red and Green Striped Nissan Harness Wire to Red Brake Controller Wire Black Nissan Harness Wire to While Brake Controller Wire Brown and White Striped Nissan Harness Wire to Blue Brake Controller Wire If you have determined
    view full answer...

  • Installing a Brake Controller on a 2007 Chevy Express Van with Factory 7-Way Trailer Connector
  • The Chevy Vans are not actually pre-wired for a brake controller. A brake controller has to be partially hardwired in. If your 2007 Chevy Express came with a factory installed 7-Way trailer connector then the blue brake output wire should be ran from under the dash, near the emergency brake pedal back to the 7-Way. But the other wires have to be hardwired to the vehicle. Some models will require a wiring kit to run wire to the battery. This may require drilling a hole in the firewall
    view full answer...

  • Where Does a Brake Controller Plug Into on a 2006 Chevy Silverado 1500 with Tow Package
  • On your 2006 Chevy Silverado 1500 there is a black junction box at the back of the floorboards and to the left of the brake pedal. If you take that cover the brake controller plugs into the top row, second spot from the left. It will be the same as in the video I have linked. For a brake controller I recommend the P2 # 90885 because it is easy to set up and use and it is reliable. And you will also need harness # 3015-P. There may be some additional connections that will need to be
    view full answer...

  • Troubleshooting Draw-Tite Activator Electric Trailer Brake Controller
  • The Draw-Tite Activator Trailer Brake Controller # 5100 you asked this question from has some trouble shooting in the owners manual. I've attached that manual but have also attached the photo of just that guide. If you have a different model controller, let me know. Also if you have a screen on the controller what is the error code you see?
    view full answer...

  • Trailer Brake Controller for a 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee with Factory 7-Way Connector
  • For your 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee I recommend the P3 brake controller, # 90195. This is a proportional controller that will apply the trailer brakes in proportion to how much the Jeep is braking. this is the safest way to stop and it reduces wear and tear on the vehicle and trailer compared to a time delay controller. This controller also has easy to read diagnostics so you will not have to look up any fault codes. It also has several presets if you tow multiple trailers and you can
    view full answer...

  • Installing a 7-Way Trailer Connector and Brake Controller on a 2006 Nissan Pathfinder
  • We do have a wiring harness that would be a great fit for your 2006 Nissan Pathfinder. You will need a 4 and 7 Way Installation Kit, # ETBC7. Your existing 4-Way will plug into the back of the ETBC7. There will then be 4 wires left to hardwire. The white wire gets connected to the vehicle frame. The black and blue wires get connected to the duplex cable and routed under the vehicle, avoiding areas that may pinch or burn the wires, into the engine compartment. The last wire is for reverse
    view full answer...

  • How to Wire a Draw-Tite Brake Controller to a 2003 Ford F350
  • The easiest way to install your Draw-Tite 2-4 Brake Electronic Brake Controller # 5100 in your 2003 Ford F-350 would be to use a Tekonsha Wire Replacement # 3035-P. This product will plug into the back of your # 5100 and then plug directly into the plug underneath the dash of your vehicle. I attached installation instructions and an installation video for you to check out. Your other choice is to hard-wire it in by first cutting the plug under your dash off and then wire it by function
    view full answer...

  • Does 2012 Ram 1500 With Factory Brake Controller Need to be Flashed to use Aftermarket Controller
  • With one exception, you will need to see your local Ram dealer to reconfigure the TIPM (Totally Integrated Power Module) on your 2012 Ram 1500 to install an aftermarket brake controller. The exception is the Curt Echo Mobile Trailer Brake Controller # C51180, which will override the factory controller so you can just plug it right in without any other necessary steps. Otherwise, if you were to use the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller # 90195 or Tekonsha Primus IQ Trailer Brake
    view full answer...

  • Plug-In Brake Controller Adapter Recommendation for a 2002 Dodge Ram
  • For your 2002 Dodge Ram you would want a Tekonsha Adapter # 3020-P. The # 3021-P that you referenced is designed for 2010-2012 Dodge Rams and would not be the correct product for you. I attached a video of the # 3020-P being installed on a vehicle for you to check out also.
    view full answer...

  • Brake Controller Installation on 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan
  • The # 3021-P is a fit for 2010-2012 Dodge Ram trucks. Your Grand Caravan wasn't equipped with the plug under the dash for installing a brake controller, so you'll need to hardwire your controller. Have no fear, we have the resources to help you complete the installation, including a how-to article and an install video that will walk you through the process. First, you'll want to choose a brake controller. I'd recommend the Tekonsha Prodigy P2, part # 90885. The P2 is extremely easy to
    view full answer...

  • Comparing Tekonsha P2 # 90885 and P3 # 90195 Trailer Brake Controllers
  • You win on this one either way! Both the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 # 90885 and P3 # 90195 versions are superb proportional brake controllers that are among the highest-rated of all such items we sell. Both offer compatibility with either electric or electric-over-hydraulic brakes, both allow a 360-degree vertical plane operating range and both provide proportional braking to minimize wear and tear on your vehicle and trailer brakes. The main difference between them is the display, which
    view full answer...

  • Can the Factory Integrated Trailer Brake Controller be Bypassed on a 2011 Dodge Ram
  • You can bypass the factory brake controller on a 2011 Dodge Ram. To install an aftermarket controller you will need to disconnect the integrated trailer brake module (ITBM). Doing so will turn on a warning lamp in the dash. In order to disconnect the ITBM and not get the warning lamp, your local Dodge dealer will have to reconfigure the TIPM (Totally Integrated Power Module), of the truck. Once the TIPM has been reconfigured, and the ITBM has been unplugged, you can use a vehicle specific
    view full answer...

  • Installing an Aftermarket Trailer Brake Controller on a 2010 Dodge Ram 2500 with Factory Controller
  • To install an aftermarket brake controller like the Tekonsha Prodigy, you will have to disconnect the Integrated Trailer Brake Module. Doing so will turn on a warning lamp on the instrument cluster. In order to disconnect the ITBM and not get the warning lamp, your local Dodge dealer will have to reconfigure the TIPM (Totally Integrated Power Module), of the truck. Once the TIPM has been reconfigured, and the ITBM has been unplugged, you can use a vehicle specific brake control harness. To
    view full answer...

  • Installation of Tekonsha P3 Brake Controller on a 2011 Dodge Ram Pickup
  • It sounds like your Ram pickup is in the 4th generation which is from 2010 to present so I would think that the 2013 video would be closer related than the 2008, which is part of the 3rd generation. I also linked a snapshot from the directions of the adapter plug # 3021-P which shows where the corresponding plug on your vehicle will be. I wish we had more vehicle installs but are limited by what customers vehicles come into our shop. Where to mount the Tekonsha P3 # 90195 is generally
    view full answer...

  • Factory Brake Controller Connector Location for a 2007 Dodge Ram
  • The connector on the 2007 Dodge Ram is blue but is not like the one you have found. Instead, take a look at the picture I added that shows its location and what it looks like. Also take a look at the video I have linked which will help to locate and identify the correct connector. The one you are looking for will have 4 pins. If your truck did not come with a factory 7-Way trailer connector then the truck will not have the connector for a brake controller. A brake controller will need
    view full answer...

  • Installing Brake Controller on 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4
  • Thank you for sending the photo, it really makes things easier! The connector you show in your photo is not the connector for installing a brake controller. If you look on the firewall behind the emergency brake, you will see a white wiring junction box. The blue female connector that accepts the # 3020-P brake control wiring adapter is located alongside or on top of this junction box, as you can see in the photo I have edited for you. I have also linked you to an install video that
    view full answer...

  • Troubleshooting Brake Controller that Doesn't Power On
  • If your Tekonsha P3 Trailer Brake Controller # 90195 isn't powering on when connected to your vehicle the problem is either that the black wire isn't securely attached to a 12 volt power source or the white wire isn't grounding properly due to a bad ground source chosen or that the wire isn't making good contact. If it isn't grounding to the vehicle battery I would try that as well. For more information on troubleshooting brake controller installs check out the link I attached.
    view full answer...

  • How to Install Aftermarket Brake Controller in 2011 Ram 3500 w Integrated Factory Brake Controller
  • Yes, there is a way to install an aftermarket brake controller on your 2011 Ram 3500 that has an integrated controller in it already. To install an aftermarket brake control you will have to disconnect the ITBM. This will turn on a warning lamp on the instrument cluster. In order to disconnect the ITBM and not get the warning lamp, your local Dodge dealer will have to reconfigure the TIPM (Totally Integrated Power Module), of the truck. Once the TIPM has been reconfigured, and the ITBM
    view full answer...

  • Brake Controller Wiring Recommendation for a 2012 Dodge Ram 1500
  • The Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter # 3021-P that you referenced would be the correct harness to use to install a Tekonsha brake controller in your 2012 Dodge Ram 1500. If you have not picked out a brake controller yet I would recommend you check out the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Trailer Brake Controller # 90885. This is one of our best selling controllers because of how well it works and how easy it is to setup. I attached a review video and installation instructions for this product for
    view full answer...

  • Can Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Be Installed on 2011 Dodge Ram With Factory Integrated Brake Controller
  • In order to replace your OEM brake controller with the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 # 90885 while using Tekonsha Adapter # 3021-P, there are a couple of steps that are required. The picture that you sent of the two plugs are your factory brake controller connections. Your aftermarket Tekonsha brake controller will use one of these plugs and the other plug will need to be disconnected through your Dodge dealer. To disconnect your ITBM and not get the warning lamp your local Dodge dealer will
    view full answer...

  • Brake Controller for a 2012 Ram 2500 to Replace Factory Brake Controller
  • Yes, the new brake controller will work whether or not you have the ITBM reprogrammed on your 2012 Ram 2500. I recommend the P2 # 90885. It will require harness # 3021-P which will plug into a connector located under the dash near the emergency brake pedal. I have linked the instructions for this harness for you.
    view full answer...

  • Prodigy P3 Brake Controller Installation in 2010 Dodge Ram 1500
  • The excellent Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Brake Controller # 90195 is intended for mounting with its included bracket as shown in the linked installation video. This unit's size and shape will prevent it from fitting properly in the small recess in your dash where the OEM brake controller goes. So long as your Ram has a factory 7-way at the back bumper all you need to wire in the P3 is harness # 3021-P, which connects between the controller and the under-dash ports. Dodge did move this connector
    view full answer...

  • 2015 Ram 2500 Brake Controller and Install Harness Recommendation
  • All you would need to install a brake controller in your 2015 Ram 2500 would be a brake controller and the correct install harness. For a brake controller I would recommend the Prodigy P2 Brake Controller part # 90885. This is our best selling brake controller because of how well it works and how easy it is to setup. This is a proportional brake controller that senses the amount of braking the tow vehicle is applying and applies a proportionate amount to the trailer brakes. The correct
    view full answer...

  • How To Reset Computer On 2010 Dodge 3500 After Replacing Factory Brake Controller With Prodigy P3
  • What you might do is disconnect the vehicle battery for a minimum of 3 minutes with the Prodigy P3 brake controller still plugged in and that should allow the computer to reset and not be looking for the factory brake controller. If that does not work, then you will want to take your vehicle to the Dodge dealer so they can re-flash the computer to get rid of the fault code and keep it from returning. Let me know if that works or if you need any more help.
    view full answer...

  • Brake Controller Install Port Location on a 2010 Dodge Ram 1500
  • For a 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 with a 7-way there is a port under the dash that will be used for the install of a brake controller. The install harness part # 3021-P is the harness to use. The plug you are looking for is a white, square connector above the brake pedal. I attached a picture that points it out. For a brake controller I would recommend the Prodigy P2 Brake Controller part # 90885. This is our best selling brake controller because of how well it works and how easy it is to setup.
    view full answer...

Info for these parts were:

Expert Research:
Mike L
Expert Research:
Sarah L
Expert Research:
Michael H
Expert Research:
Jeff D
Expert Research:
Jameson C
Expert Research:
John H
Expert Research:
Brandon M
Expert Research:
Adam R
Expert Research:
Lori W
Written by:
Lindsey S
Video by:
Joshua S
Updated by:
Laura H
Updated by:
Alexander C
Updated by:
Isabelle B
Test Fit:
Ryan G

At etrailer.com we provide the best information available about the products we sell. We take the quality of our information seriously so that you can get the right part the first time.